Riverview Fred and his failed attempt

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By Dave Taylor It was a good idea. He just had to go to the Riverview, walk in, and get food. He’d seen it a hundred times: people walking in hungry and leaving full. It looked so easy. His friends and family warned him that it was a fool’s errand, but Fred the Chicken was…

Schamore: county must get creative to attract broadband

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By Dave Taylor Democrat Representative Dean Schamore says that discussions during the monthly Hancock County Industrial Foundation meeting Tuesday reinforced the hope that the county could have high-speed internet someday. Schamore visited the Hancock Clarion after listening to a presentation by Hilda Gay Legg, from the United States Department of Agriculture, where she said rural…

After rare, near-fatal illness, Amish couple following traditions to overcome medical debt

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By Dave Taylor A local Amish family is relieved to finally have their young daughter back home after a nearly fatal sickness left her hospitalized and unable to walk last month. But while the family returned intact, they also returned with staggering medical bills and no insurance or government assistance, both of which are against…

Generator spark burns garage during power outage

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By Dave Taylor The fiery destruction of a garage Thursday has been directly attributed to power outages that affected Hancock County after an ice storm last week. A garage behind the home of Danny and Marsha House in the 200 block of Adair Road was a total loss after officials say efforts to start a…

Hilldale pastor’s Mexican heritage, hardships have changed views on ministry, immigrants

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By Dave Taylor Hilldale United Methodist Church’s new pastor has lived a life that helps her relate to those she’s seeking to reach, but it also gives her a unique perspective on the immigration debate currently raging in the country. Claudia Nava-Galloway came to Hilldale six months ago, the most recent stop on a wild…

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Riverview Fred and his failed attempt

By Dave Taylor It was a good idea. He just had to go to the Riverview, walk in, and get food. He’d seen it a hundred times: people walking in hungry and leaving full. It looked so easy. His friends and family warned him that it was a fool’s errand, but Fred the Chicken was…

Schamore: county must get creative to attract broadband

By Dave Taylor Democrat Representative Dean Schamore says that discussions during the monthly Hancock County Industrial Foundation meeting Tuesday reinforced the hope that the county could have high-speed internet someday. Schamore visited the Hancock Clarion after listening to a presentation by Hilda Gay Legg, from the United States Department of Agriculture, where she said rural…

After rare, near-fatal illness, Amish couple following traditions to overcome medical debt

By Dave Taylor A local Amish family is relieved to finally have their young daughter back home after a nearly fatal sickness left her hospitalized and unable to walk last month. But while the family returned intact, they also returned with staggering medical bills and no insurance or government assistance, both of which are against…

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Joyce (Fuchs) Stephens

Joyce (Fuchs) Stephens, 87, of Owensboro, Kentucky passed away Saturday, May 5, 2018 at the Heartford House under  the care of Hospice of Western Kentucky. She was born December 28, 1930 in Hancock County to the late Mary Lee Stevens Fuchs  and William H. Fuchs. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death  by her…

Neil Jackson Adcox

Neil Jackson Adcox ascended to heaven on Saturday, March 24, 2018.  He was born to James Homer Adcox and Anna Rhea Jolly in Harned, Breckinridge County, Kentucky on February 4, 1930.  He was a graduate of Bell School/College in Kentucky and was a navy veteran. Neil grew up raising tobacco and cane (sorghum) in Kentucky. …

Helen M. Nugent

Helen M. Nugent, age 93 of Paducah, Kentucky and and formerly of Hawesville, Kentucky passed away at 9:00 p.m. Monday, March 26, 2018 at her daughters’s home.  She was a member of Lone Oak First Baptist Church and life-long homemaker.  Survivors include one daughter, Helen Moss and husband Bill of Paducah, Kentucky; one son, Richard…